Ok, and now for a non-NYT "odd product of the day" feature.
Check this one out.
Ahem. Welcome to Tofu-teddy. A teddy bear made of soy.
Quoting from their website: How does SOYSILK® brand fiber affect the environment?
SOYSILK® brand fibers are part of the new class of green textiles. Soy fibers provide the environment with a unique “cradle-to-cradle” approach – coming from the earth and being wholly biodegradable. SOYSILK® brand fibers contain no petroleum and all products are manufactured to be eco-friendly. In addition, the United States is currently the largest exporter of soybeans in the world.
A friend also pointed out just how much fun it would be knowing that your cuddly, huggable teddy was made out of a Soy waste product.
So, seriously, kids, make sure you take care of Tofu-teddy, or he might just compost!
Actually, though, their picture of "SOYphia the goat" is pretty cute. What's not to love about a Soy-goat!? (It rhymes with "toy boat"!!!)